Secretary of State for Scotland and Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, David Mundell has announced his intention to run in the proposed 2017 General Election.
The MP tweeted:
I confirm I will be putting myself forward as a candidate for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale at 2017 General Election #GE17
This comes after UK Prime Minister, Theresa May's announced her intention to have a snap general election on Thursday, the 8th of June.
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The Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, has called on Nicola Sturgeon to take the threat of a second independence referendum off the table.
Addressing the Scottish Conservative party conference in Glasgow, the MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, said another vote would be damaging for Scotland and the idea filled him with "utter dismay."
He also insisted more powers will be transferred to Scotland after the UK leaves the EU. Mr Mundell said he still wants to work with the SNP government to get the best deal for Scotland and the UK after Brexit. But he called on Nicola Sturgeon to rule out another independence referendum.
Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell is appearing before the Scottish Affairs Select Committee in Westminster today.
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Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell has responded to First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon's opening speech to the SNP Conference in Glasgow today.
The Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale says talk of a second independence referendum is creating uncertainty.
“The people of Scotland spoke loudly and clearly in the result of the legal, fair and decisive referendum of 2014 and that should be respected, as the UK and Scottish Governments both committed to do in the Edinburgh Agreement.
"As we prepare to leave the EU, the First Minister should commit her Government to working constructively with the UK Government to seize the opportunities that will bring, not taking Scotland back to the divisive constitutional debates of the past."
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Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell, launched the new cross-border timetable in Edinburgh this morning.
The new timetable runs 42 additional services from Edinburgh to London every week.
Mr Mundell highlighted that the Scottish Borders railway will only be extended to Carlisle, if the Scottish Government, local authorities, Network Rail and the UK Government work together.
Obviously if the Border's railway extends, it will be in both Scotland and England. I think it's important that the UK government works closely with the Scottish government to look at the feasibility of this project.
I think it could have a transformational effect in the South of Scotland. I think it could take a lot of freight off the road. I think it could bring more people in to communities like Hawick. I think it's a very good idea.
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